Notes on the Newer Remedies: Their Therapeutic Applications and Modes of Administration, Second Edition Page: 60
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60 NOTES ON THE A'E WER REMEDIES.
Administration.-This drug may be administered in
doses of from 8 to 24 grains (0.52 to 1.55 grammes).
Camphoric acid is obtained by the oxidation of cam-
phor through the action of acids, especially nitric acid.
It is a dibasic acid, and has the composition CH14(CO-
Physical Properties.-Camphoric acid occurs in acic-
ular crystals, odorless, and of a weak acid taste. It
melts at from 175 to 178o F. (790 to 81 C.).
Solubility.-Camphoric acid is soluble in hot water,
alcohol, ether, and in fatty oils; it is almost insoluble in
Therapeutic Applications.-This acid has been used
with satisfactory results in the treatment of acute and
chronic catarrhal affections of the mucous membranes,
such as angina, acute bronchitis, coryza, etc., and in acute
and chronic cystitis. It has lately been asserted to be
of especial service in the night-sweats of phthisis.
Administration.-This drug is best given in capsules,
in doses of from 20 to 30 grains (1.5 to 2 grammes).
From Cannabis sativa (identical with Cannabis indica,
or Indian hemp) have been extracted two bodies, canna-
bine, an alkaloid, and cannabinonc.'
Physical Properties. Cannabine occurs as a syrupy
brown liquid, but the tannate of the alkaloid is a yellow-
ish-brown powder, bitter in taste and almost odorless.
Solubility.-Tannate of cannabine is freely soluble in
water rendered alkaline, slightly soluble in alcohol, and
insoluble in water and ether.
1 Cannabinone is a resinous balsamic body obtained from the flower-tops
of the plant, and is soluble in alcohol, chloroform, ether, benzene, and the
essential and fatty oils. The dose of cannabinone is set down as from 2
to I grain (0.03 to o.o6 gramme); its taste, which is said to be quite dis-
agreeable, may be disguised by powdered coffee.
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Cerna, David. Notes on the Newer Remedies: Their Therapeutic Applications and Modes of Administration, Second Edition, book, 1894; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth143542/m1/59/: accessed August 20, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting University of Texas Health Science Center Libraries.